One of the most common complaints we hear about Lord of the Rings slots is that you can’t play it for free online.

‘I’ve looked everywhere,’ wrote Lisa S, who is a little late to the party and whilst being a massive fan of the movie, hadn’t realised there was a slot game. ‘I’ve heard great things about the slot machine, and I’d like to see what they’ve done to it. But even my favourite free online casino sites, which allow me to play lots of other games for free, don’t have this particular game available for free play!’

We hear you, Lisa S. Although released in 2010 as a regular online slot, in September of 2011 Microgaming de-commissioned it as an online slot machine and replaced it with a progressive jackpot. That means that the Lord of the Rings slot machine is no longer available as a free play game.

There are two things you can do if you’d like to check out this game for free. The first is video; many sites have uploaded video content showing the slot in action. If that doesn’t float your boat, your second option is to register with a no deposit casino and use your bonus to play the game (make sure the bonus is allowed to be used on progressives, as many don’t allow this option).

On the plus side, as a progressive jackpot it means that the winnings you could take home are even bigger than ever – the jackpots available are incredible!